Division of Planning and Permitting

The Division of Planning and Permitting

HIGHLIGHT: Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6 pm
Review March 2022 Draft Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan

Attend In Person: 1st Floor Hearing Room, Winchester Hall (12 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701)

Attend Virtually: Call 1-855-925-2801, Meeting Code 9006   |  Live Stream: FrederickCountyMD.gov/FCGTV

More Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Plan Information >>

Now Available:

Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Plan - March 2022 and
Recommended Land Use and/or Zoning Changes and Sugarloaf Rural Heritage Overlay Zoning District

Submit questions and comments to  SugarloafAreaPlan@FrederickCountyMD.gov


The Expedited Permit & Inspection Certificate (EPIC) Program

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The Expedited Permit & Inspection Certificate (EPIC) Program is designed to support small commercial and professional services that move into existing space, and to provide permit review and approval within one week.

The Residential Expedited Permitting Process

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The program is offered for qualified residential jobs including minor interior alterations, basement finishes, small additions, decks, porches, sheds, swimming pools/hot tubs, solar panels and more. Learn More

Now Hiring Inspectors!

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A variety of full time and part time (PT) opportunities are now open including a Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, and Electric Inspectors. Learn more about these positions, benefits of working in the public sector and apply online here.

Jefferson Historic District Story Map

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Frederick County has a wealth of historic resources including pre-historic archeological sites, historic farmsteads, bridges, and rural villages. This page illustrates some historic resources and lists properties designated to the County Register of Historic Places. Learn More

Access to 30 North Market Street

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The Planning, Permitting, and Treasury offices opened to the public on Monday, April 4.

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Click Here to Access the Application Portal

  • Submit and track planning and permit applications. 
  • Submit service requests. 
  • Search public records. 
  • Pay fees. 
  • Request and view inspections.
  • For additional permitting information, visit the Permits / Inspections page.

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Livable Frederick

  • Access the Livable Frederick Comprehensive Planning portal for news, current projects, and other information about Livable Frederick.

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Commissions, Agendas, and Staff Reports

  • Access staff reports for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • View meeting agendas for planning related Boards and Commissions.
  • Find general information about Boards and Commissions.

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Regulations and Ordinances

  • Access regulations including the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Rules and Regulations, the Forest Resource Ordinance, the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, and the Moderately Priced Dwelling Units Ordinance.
  • Find information about current Frederick County building codes employed.

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Outreach Meetings

  • Access outreach meetings schedules for Development Review, Permits & Inspections, and Planning & Design


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Data and Mapping

  • Access data regarding population, employment, and development.
  • Find a variety of planning maps including the comprehensive plan map and zoning map.

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Frederick County Virtual Public Input Portal


The Division of Planning and Permitting helps to shape our physical communities with the goal of upholding the highest standards of livability. This involves planning and design, regulatory compliance, and conservation and preservation. Planning and design includes comprehensive, transportation, environmental, and water and sewer planning. Regulatory compliance includes development review, environmental compliance, and life safety. Conservation and preservation includes historic preservation, agricultural preservation, and forest resources.

Contact Us

  1. Planning and Permitting Division

    30 N. Market St.
    Frederick, MD 21701
    Ph: 301-600-1153

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